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Swede provides 'proof' in Obama birth debate

Rebecca Martin · 29 Apr 2011, 07:01

Published: 29 Apr 2011 07:01 GMT+02:00

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"Obama was lying there next to my Stig in the bassinet and I remember him because he was the only black child there and I thought he was very cute," she said to Swedish daily Expressen.

CNN recently sent reporter Gary Tuchman from the show ‘Andersson Cooper 360’ to Hawaii to find evidence that president Obama was born there.

While there, he quickly discovered an announcement in the birth columns of the local paper of a Stig Waidelich who was born in the same hospital the day after Obama.

“They then tried to track me down to compare my son’s birth certificate to the one provided by Obama,” Danielsson said.

According to CNN the whole matter is complicated because the governor of Hawaii is not legally able to release the original certificate.

But now 'the CNN investigation showed that the ‘certification of live birth’ released by President Obama in 2008 is the same certificate that is issued to every Hawaiian', according to a statement from CNN.

Through Monica Danielsson, CNN obtained a certificate for her son Stig, to compare to president Obama’s.

According to CNN, the document given to Stig from the Department of Health is the same exact document that President Obama has released.

"Stig, who no longer has his original birth certificate, can use this document for any court proceedings and any legal purposes", CNN said in a statement.

Monica, who was borh in Traneberg in Stockholm, moved to Hawaii 50 years ago.

Her memories of an African-American baby at the maternity ward further corroborate the story.

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"I have no absolute proof of course, but I saw Obama and I have always thought it was Obama," she told Expressen.

When President Obama became a candidate in 2008, Monika noticed his birth date and hospital in an article and remembered that day in the nursery. Since then more memories of Obama growing up has come back to Danielsson.

"The memories come rushing back to me. Obama was very into sport and my son was good at tennis, although Obama was more into basketball," she said.

Rebecca Martin (rebecca.martin@thelocal.se)

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08:05 April 29, 2011 by RobinHood
Poor Mrs Danielsson, aged 78, doesn't know it yet, but she is about to become a major news story; and not necessarily in a nice way. Birther conspiracy theorists act with extreme hostility to anyone who shows them up as the gullible fools they are. They will soon call dear old Mrs Daniels (78) a Democrat activist, a CIA agent, a mad publicity seeker, or some other load of loopy balloney. Anything other than that she actually remembers a sweet, new-born Obama laying in his crib in a hospital in Hawaii, next to her little Stig, and the only black kid on the ward.

I sympathise with the poor old lady. Who needs the Fox New's loonies and Rush Limbaugh doing a job on you when you are 78?

As for Fredrik Reinfeldt, now he really was born in Azerbaijan. I know, I have a sworn affidavit from someone who was there.
08:30 April 29, 2011 by Nemesis
She will now be hounded by every conspiracy theory nutcase and FOX news for the rest of her life.

Did no one warn her what she was getting into?
08:47 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED
I would hope this matter finally gets laid to rest. But you will have some that will never believe, even when a valid document is produced.

Conspiracy theorists are not just dedicated to left wing or right wing. Limbaugh is just a entertainer,(as he admits). He makes a good living twisting facts. The same as Michael Moore. Both tell people what they want to hear, and never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

But I do find it ironic that you don't have to produce a copy of your birth certificate to be president of the USA. You should have to prove you meet the requirements for the office,(and disclose it to the public). You have to have a birth certificate for a drivers license, but not president? Although the position of president is elective, it is still very sensitive. But in the end the CIA and FBI investigate presidential candidates anyway for security clearance purposes. So nothing sinister is likely to happen. Unless of course there is a conspiracy with the FBI and CIA.
08:59 April 29, 2011 by swedejane
Reading The Local is like playing Six Degrees of Sweden...for some reason, every story always leads back to some heroic or intelligent swede playing a pivotal role. Even the US president releasing his birth certificate.
09:04 April 29, 2011 by Keith #5083
so, if you have a drivers license - or even a passport - you have already been through the system and been checked.But not so in the USA, huh?

'Birthers' are clearly simply old-fashioned, outdated, uncivilised racists and belong in the southern states of the 1920's.
09:10 April 29, 2011 by technoviking
Birthers worry about this because they are too stupid to understand any of the other issues...
09:14 April 29, 2011 by Kevin Harris
This woman is as fake as Obama's birth certificate. If Obama is clever enough to get himself elected President, even though he wasn't born in the US, he's certainly clever enough to get some old woman to make up some old rubbish like this. It can't be a coincidence that she says she comes from Sweden, the land of "good dog" Bildt and the suspicious Assange rape charges. All conspiracies lead to Sweden these days.

Obama wasn't born in Hawaii, he was born in France. Now I'm off to ICA for some more foil for my hat.
09:18 April 29, 2011 by Raiha
@ Swedejane - "...every story always leads back to some heroic or intelligent swede playing a pivotal role..." - I had the same thoughts! Amazing how that happens.

Trump is the biggest idiot. Commentary on Aus tv last night: "...We'd like Trump to prove his hair is genuine. Let's see a pedigree certificate. Find out what shows it's parents won..." !!!
09:20 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED
In the USA, drivers license in issued by the states and passports by the US government. And his birth has been checked many times I would assume. But information about birth from passports and drivers license are available to the public, nor should it be.
09:58 April 29, 2011 by Tdye
His name is Anderson Cooper...not Andersson Cooper...but yall can damn sure have him...please...take him away
10:00 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED
I made a bit of a error,birth from passports and drivers license are NOT available to the public, nor should it be. And I think there are still some states that do not require a birth certificate for a drivers license.
11:20 April 29, 2011 by Morenikeji
@Kevin Harris. You're da man! Obama was actually born at ICA, not really France.
11:40 April 29, 2011 by Dr. Dillner
You can have this, "cute black child" back anytime you want.
11:50 April 29, 2011 by DamnImmigrant
Yes, what HYBRED said hit the mark. Some will never believe.

OF COURSE! It was a conspiracy by the CIA and the FBI that covered up his true origins and got him into office.

France? That is what ALL of those Cone Heads say they come from!
12:05 April 29, 2011 by Kevin Harris

Obama was born in France, in an ICA, by the alluminium foil shelf.
12:47 April 29, 2011 by Swedesmith
Maybe the two babies were switched at birth. Maybe Stig is the President of the United States!
12:51 April 29, 2011 by tzatara1
what a fake story .

manufactured to connect swedes with Obama , so at the end we all are one big happy family .

cut that sh*t , it's about money ... don't you get it ???
13:55 April 29, 2011 by jackx123
AND it is now proven that Obama is a mussie once and for all.

No christian would EVER name his son Hussain.
14:01 April 29, 2011 by sallysees
This is nothing but the revolting face of racism among more white than you think that simply will not accept that a black man is their President.

What they're demanding is not his birth certificate, but are instead saying "Where's your papers Boy! what, do you think you so uppity?"

And its an unforgivable insult to the man they elected, and a sad sorrowful stain of reproach upon all Americans.

This is absolutely destroying American democracy, at the core of which is something so sacred and sacrosinct which most countries in the Middle East simply do not have, and won't soon develope, and its that democratic central idea of the "Legal Person".

Every elected or apppointed person has the right by fiat which superceeds all others, whether they be family, friend, tribal connection, or religious leaders.

Undermine that office, by any means, and democracy dissolves into chaos and petty self-interest groups and becomes unmanagable.

So, the Birthers and the Newsmedia that assist them is actually undermining the Precidency, not this individual officeholder.
14:04 April 29, 2011 by Syftfel
The whole "birther" issue was nothing but a diversion from what a lousy President this useless, rabid, street corner leafleteer has been and continues to be. He has caused more destruction and mayhem to America than any previous President, and has brought shame to the office and is an international embarrassment. George Bush was a superb statesman compared to this inferior corruptocrat. Obama is on a demolition derby against the American society the way we know it and nothing but a pseudo-socialist trying to, dicatorially, break down the American society in order to impose his vision of socialist America. I can't wait to kick him out of office in 2012, regardless of where he was born. Forward to a great America. Reclaim past glory. Join the Tea Party.
14:45 April 29, 2011 by cogito
@#19 Sallysees:

Put your race card back in the drawer, dearie. You seem to be unaware that the birth issue was first raised by Hillary Clinton, back when she was running against O. So HIllary is a racist, too??

I am so disappointed. Here I thought he was the product of a virgin birth, as is befitting a messiah.
14:52 April 29, 2011 by saraswed

from your post i guessed you are angry,this guy have been in office for only two years .i think Obama inherited so many things from bush.he came at time the world was in a mess in economy and wars.i still think you will be disappointed in 2012 because Obama will prove myself.as we wait get some cold beer and sleep
15:08 April 29, 2011 by Kstock

If you don't mind, I would really like to know why the big hatred towards Obama?

I'm not being cynical here but:

How has your life changed since he has been in office. Did you loose your job, have to sell your house, change your welfare and Medicare plan, get your car repossessed and if so how do you directly attribute that to Obama? Because it really seems as though some one pissed in your Tea.
15:23 April 29, 2011 by RobinHood
Monical Danielsson is the Forest Gump of conspiracy theories. It's only par for the course that she should drop little Stig on exactly the same day and exactly the same hospital as Obama. On 21 October 1941 she told Roosevelt the Japs were going to attack Pearl Harbor. She was the last person to see Marilyn alive. She had "fika" on the grassy knoll in Dallas that day, and was drinking Zingo at the party with Bobby. In August 1964 she was "fishing" in the Gulf of Tonkin. She was shacked up with Neil Armstrong in a hotel at Niagra Falls when he was supposed to be on the moon. She drove a white Fiat in Paris the night Princess Diana died, and if you look in the trunk of her Volvo you will find Saddam Hussain's missing WMD's, and what they really found in Area 51 after the crash.

Her mother, a chef, was on USS Maine when her AGA exploded, and in 1933 she accidently set fire to the Reichstag while cooking meatballs, Hindenberg's favourite midnight snack.

Not many people know it, but she's also Julian Assange's natural mother.
15:29 April 29, 2011 by Syftfel
@RobinHood. Nicely done!
15:36 April 29, 2011 by Bostonexpat
I'm glad this idiotic pursuit has come to an end. What a waste of time... the only negative is now we get to see Trump on the airways taking credit for resolving an issue when ah, there wasn't an issue in the first place.
15:47 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED

I can't say I am an Obama fan. He did inherit issues from Bush, but the issues came to a head late in Bushs term, so Bush didn't have much time to correct them. The issues had/have been developing over many years,(but that is another arguement for another day).

One of Obama's biggest problems was the left wing wackos that had control of congress. That made look bad and more or less neutered him. And even the left wingers left in congress differ with him, and it would be political suicide if he sided with the right wing, So his effectiveness as president is pretty much over, and has been for quite a while. About the only thing that will make him a hero now is the economy taking off. Until then he is a zero and not a hero.
16:28 April 29, 2011 by Syftfel
@HYBRED. Just get him out as quickly as possible! He's a grave danger to America's well being. It was never clear to me why all these Europeans want to turn the US into a European style welfare state. True Americans don't want this societal system. Look what we got! Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed and Obamacare and the rest of the sleazy corruptocrats from the democratic party. Get rid of the whole filthy, sickening, cabal. It's now an "Us" versus "Them" situation! We want America back! An America sans O.
16:51 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED

I see your point. The problem is there is nobody thats looks any better from any political party. They are all a bunch of scumbags.
17:17 April 29, 2011 by swedejane

Ignoramuses like you really entertain me. Keep it up! Maybe if you rant and yell enough your head will explode and you'll need some of that sleazy corrupt "obamacare".
18:37 April 29, 2011 by HYBRED
Or a large band-aid.
19:29 April 29, 2011 by Freefellas147
@ Robinhod what exactly is your point?
00:02 April 30, 2011 by redfish
Sweden saves the day.
00:30 April 30, 2011 by djmarko
Apart from his skin colour, what have people in here got against him, Bush presided over a regime that nearly brought the world to its knees through phony wars, yet Americans voted him twice!!! no one questioned Obama citizenship when he was elected senator, why was this, Senator Mcain was born on the US base in Panama but he nearly became the president, why dont people question his nationality as well, as they say judge a man by the contents of his character and not based on the colour of his skin, something some idiots in here cant understand, if they think they can do a better job, they should go into politics and compete against Obama, such pathetic losers anyway!!
06:51 April 30, 2011 by Britt-Marie7
Wonder why Obama spent thousands of dollars in order NOT to release his birth certificate earlier, hmmm, very strange!
09:08 April 30, 2011 by cogito
@djmarko #34...McCain's citizenship was challenged. He immediately produced his birth certificate. It is always a good idea to get your facts right before calling others idiots.

@Britt-Marie#7....Good question, only it was not thousands, but close to two million dollars he spent to keep his records sealed.
10:14 April 30, 2011 by rise
Obama bin Ladin - president of the USA.
12:02 April 30, 2011 by thincat
Would Robin Hood and others see a possible `conspiracy' connection between this story, the Assange affair, and the current announcement that the American Ambassador to Sweden is resigning to lead Obama's re-election fund raising. Certainly a remarkably close relationship between the present incumbents of the White House and the Swedish Embassy.
12:25 April 30, 2011 by swedejane

You are factually incorrect. The Obama campaign did not spend 2M to not release a birth certificate. Actually, they didn't spend anything to not release a birth certificate...your statement, aside from being incorrect, just simply makes no sense. They released the birth certificate in summer of '08. The newspaper announcement was disclosed around the same time. And now they've released the actual hospital copy...something no one else has ever had to do. It's absurd.

It is true the campaign, according to FEC filings, spent around $2M in post-election wind down legal fees...which, if you did your homework, would see is about what the McCain campaign spent as well.

You conservative simpletons would be better served by looking to the more intelligent in your ranks, such as David Frum, George Will, and David Brooks instead of Bachman, Palin, and Limbaugh.
14:57 April 30, 2011 by djmarko
Seems people are running out of excuses, now Obama has put That idiot trump in his place, whats NeXT? Ask for his college transcripts?? Whats next after that? If you dont like Obama, go into politics and see if you can get 2 people for you!! Like i said too many pathetic losers in here!!
16:57 April 30, 2011 by Britt-Marie7

Yes, I am sure your Frum, Will and Brooks go along with you, Obama and his spend frenzy. Thank God for Bachman, Palin and Limbaugh that actually would like to put the money in YOUR pocket instead of the governments. Even Sweden is changing to more conservatism, socialism is working until there are no more money left, then what? Obama is taking us down that road. China will own us soon.
17:10 April 30, 2011 by cogito
djmarko: "whats NeXT? Ask for his college transcripts??"

Hmmm....good idea. The libs. demanded Bush's college transcripts. They dropped it when it turned out that he had better grades than fellow Yale graduates John Kerry and Al Gore.

Swedejane: Like I said, i accept that your messiah is the product of a virgin birth. Hallelujah.

btw, if you are going to throw around your race card, be precise: what exactly is racist in wondering why Obama has had his scholastic records sealed.

Or is everyone racist now.?
17:56 April 30, 2011 by calebian22
Whether Obama is born in the US or not is irrelevant at this point. What is relevant is that his liberal ideals and unbelievable arrogance have alienated the independent vote, which swung the election. Sadly, this same block that elected him fell for the "change we can believe in," schpeal that had no substance, so they are not that bright. If Obama can come up with some more slogans, the idiots might buy it again.
20:26 April 30, 2011 by djmarko
If people feel Obama is a bad president, everyone is entitled to their opinions, if people criticise his policies, thats fine, when you start question whether he is american, thats plain Racist!!! for those in here who want America back, whatever that means, well try Bush part 2!!! you will get phony wars and what not, people prefer the likes of Palin who can see Russia from her bedroom, heavens forbid the likes of her near that Oval office, Trump has been finally silenced but most people i speak to in the US think he is a joke anyway! we await the release of his tax records as well, lets see what he has to hide, he should try and put his house in order, not getting married and divorcing every other year!!! hardly presidential material!!!!
22:24 April 30, 2011 by misha trotsky
I found Obama's Kenya BC. See for yourself:

13:31 May 1, 2011 by technoviking
@ Britt-Marie7

There's conservative and there's retarded.

Bachman and Palin are unintelligent people who are grossly unqualified for high office. Unfortunately the tea party idiots prefer grandiosity to intelligence and if they ever get the reins, god help us all...

It's sad for actual conservatives that the average dumba$$ knee jerk right winger is too stupid to choose the intelligent conservative candidates over the nutjobs.
14:56 May 1, 2011 by cogito

Both women are certainly more qualified for office than Obama was. What had he ever done, besides write two books...about himself? And, btw, it is highly questionable whether he really wrote "Dreams...."

@djmarko (#44). I have no idea what you are trying to say, but your thought process perfectly reflects all the coherence of the typical O. zealot.
15:43 May 1, 2011 by technoviking

"Both women are certainly more qualified for office than Obama was."

Haha. I'll assume your about as smart as those two geniuses then...

Regardless of what you think of his politics, Obama was a senator and a Harvard law grad and has an undeniable grasp of the issues. His positions may not always be attractive but it's not for a lack of understanding.

Sarah Palin can barely string a rational sentence together that wasn't prepared ahead of time for her.. Read what McCain's own campaign staff had to say about her...

There are plenty of smart, real Republicans like Romney to choose from. If you support those two clowns you are a fool.
18:01 May 1, 2011 by cogito
Qualified? His resume is a blank. He never had a job. He spent his short stint as senator on the campaign trail, much as he spends his presidency now.

As for the Harvard graduate meme, no one knows how he got into Harvard or Columbia; he has had all his scholastic record sealed. Every other Harvard Law Review editor has had numerous erudite articles published-- but none from O. No thesis, no term papers; he has inexplicably not contributed a single word of legal scholarship ever, anywhere.

Stringing together a sentence is your measure? O. falls into incoherent bumblings without the four teleprompters that accompany him everywhere. Haven't you noticed that weird swiveling of the head left to right, right to left? His complete inability to speak extemporaneously reinforces the belief that he is an "empty suit."
18:25 May 1, 2011 by Species125
How do you differentiate a newborn from being of Polynesian decent or of Euro/African decent?
21:20 May 1, 2011 by SaraMx

yes, the swedes always saving the day :P
21:32 May 1, 2011 by MichiganLady
So these "Birthers" believe Obama was born in a foreign country? Talking to them is like beating your head against the wall.

It's sad that there's still a percentage of poorly educated Americans who believe that Hawaii is a foreign country.
21:38 May 1, 2011 by wxman
@technoviking, what are you smoking? Obama has never held a real job in his life. Two years as an Illinois Sentator where he voted "present" on all issues, and one year as a US Senator where he voted "present" also. He never ran a business or made a payroll. And wake up, he's the idiot that can't string two words together without his teleprompter. Palin and Bachman always speak extemporaneously and have their facts lined up ahead of time. Whenever dumbo tries this, it's always, "uhhh, ummm, uhhh, let me be clear".
22:49 May 1, 2011 by djmarko
the display of ignorance here is frightening!! when did Harvard start accepting unqualified students like most here want us to believe, Obama never held a real job, pathetic joke, for those who write such comments, what real job have you done besides writing trash in here, if i have to base your intelligence on what some write in here, i will assume most are unemployed!!! or simply dimwits!!! Am sure the US will hold records if Obama pregnant mum travelled to Kenya to give birth, dont think she has ever been to kenya but am sure the birthers will know better, they need to investigate this angle further or simply shut up!!!
23:46 May 1, 2011 by technoviking
@ wxman

It's sad to me that the conservative movement in the US is filled with mindless dummies that who find Palin acceptable.

What's even worse to me is that it's become blatantly dishonest and has no shame or qualms about lying to smear the opposition.

Obama did not vote present on "all issues". He served as a legislator in Illinois then the Senate for 10 years. He has voted present more than usual. He's also voted on plenty of bills, sponsored laws and served on committees in both.

I'm not trying to defend Obama's political positions, but this is blatant lying and misinformation on your part which is par for the course for tea party radicals who no longer have any honor or interest in facts. Only propaganda. You are literally parroting lines from other people without even checking if they are true.
08:31 May 2, 2011 by Rick Methven

"Palin and Bachman always speak extemporaneously and have their facts lined up ahead of time."

So Palin had got her facts right when she said "we must stand by North Korea

or Bachmans ""there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." is well reseached
09:34 May 2, 2011 by cogito

And Obama got his facts right when he said he'd visited "all 57 states"?

if a slip of the tongue makes women idiots, what does that make the president of the U.S.A?

@technoviking: As senator he mostly voted "present." Those who were on those committees he "served on" say he seldom showed up. As president, he mainly plays golf.

12:17 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
"Sorry I didn't have time to get you my birth certificate... I was busy killing Osama Bin Laden."

- Obama
14:11 May 2, 2011 by djmarko
now the nay sayers will ask for proof that osama is really dead, me too i will ask for proof as i dont trust US politicians, but for those who claim Obama is useless, hmm!!! after the last 24 hours, you have to give his government credit assuming they are telling the truth
14:52 May 2, 2011 by cogito
Mission accomplished! Just in time grab credit for an operation that was launched and planned during the Bush administration.

But wait a minute: that crazy pastor in florida, Terry Jones, burns a Koran and Osama dies. Has he grabbed any credit yet?
17:31 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
@ cogito

Woulda, shoulda, coulda...

Close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.

Enjoy the 2012 election now!
04:55 May 3, 2011 by Crown Prince of Nowhereland
This story is not believable. What's a Swede doing in Hawaii? For that matter in a hospital? It's a fact Swedes are behind every conspiracy, they just funnel them through France and the French get the blame. Someone should do something about it once and for and invade Norway. History clearly reveals the Maui Maui rebellion was in Indonesia which was once a colony of the Dutch who just happen to have a language that doesn't sound like Swedish at all. I'm just saying...this woman should be ignored.
13:41 May 4, 2011 by jacob123
The birth debate about Obama is real enough, but it is legally complicated, as analyzed by legal beagle Andrew McCarthy at National Review.
08:57 May 5, 2011 by marc123
Until there is complete proof of Obama's citizenship, not one of us truly know when he need to ... More info about the author is coming soon
18:05 May 6, 2011 by j joy
I get such a kick out of people who blame Fox News for everything. It shows they never watch it. Fox was one of the first news agencies to dispute the birther thing. Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck, both agree, the President was born in Hawaii. The real problem is as jacob123 has stated above. It's complicated. There are strict rules for becoming President of the US. If you care to investigate it yourself, you can visit the American Visa Laws on the web; you will see the citizenship rules change, depending on the year of birth. It is called the ABC's of Immigration.
21:33 January 3, 2012 by janeway
Oh what a bunch of hypocrites you teabaggers are! If you wanted another president why didn't you use your chance and voted for the other guy? No, it's much easier to gripe and condemn and lie and conspire than to actually do something constructive.

And also, the ones threatening the fundamental basis of USA is not Obama. It's the repukes and teabags that want to dismantle Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare and thousands more programs aimed at making life a little bit less harder on the working and middle class. But, by all means, do go and use your right to vote the next time and vote for the traitors that will change the USA into something you will regret having been involved in!

I don't have any more time today to get into what awaits you Fox News watchers and believers and I believe it's uttrely meaningless to spend anymore time on losers like you becasue you'll never use your brains anyway!
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